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5 Years of Celebrating Juneteenth with Alum, JC Anderson

JC Anderson, 24 Alum, returned with a delicious meal in honor of Juneteenth. JC blessed our bellies with ribs, brisket, cabbage, mac 'n' cheese, and collard greens. Red velvet cake and red punch were also served, symbolizing both the bloodshed throughout enslavement and the resilience and joy demonstrated by those in Texas who learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865.

"Juneteenth is a way for me to give back. Its meaning is freedom from slavery, but for me, it’s also freedom from alcoholism. They started the Juneteenth tradition back in 1865 and the Juneteenth Lunch is something I can do now to do my part. Mr. Tillman (founder of The 24) opened up the doors and I want to do my part to continue his tradition while bringing awareness to Juneteenth." JC said.

This is JC's 5th year to give back to Community Members, Staff, Alums and Residents by serving his Juneteenth lunch. He feels he has a connection to the celebration and called to do his part in bringing awareness and helping the community learn about injustices. Today, JC works for Homeward Bound and visits The 24 frequently to stay connected.


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